Wildside (1985– )

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Five weapons specialists/cowboys fight crime in the town of Wildside, CA.

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 Brodie Hollister (6 episodes, 1985)
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 Sutton Hollister (6 episodes, 1985)
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 Bannister Sparks (6 episodes, 1985)
John D'Aquino ...
 Varges De La Cosa (6 episodes, 1985)
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 Prometheus Jones (6 episodes, 1985)
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 Cally Oaks (6 episodes, 1985)
Sandy McPeak ...
 Governor J. Wendell Summerhayes (6 episodes, 1985)
Jon Fong ...
 Keye Ahn (6 episodes, 1985)
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 Elliot Thogmorton (6 episodes, 1985)
Robin Hoff ...
 Alice Freeze (6 episodes, 1985)
Timothy Scott ...
 Skillet (6 episodes, 1985)
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 Zeke (6 episodes, 1985)
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Short lived (five weeks) show about a secret law enforcement group in Wildside County, California in the Old West. The five are Brodie and Sutton Hollister, Bannister Sparks, Varges De La Cosa and Prometheus Jones. Their job is to eliminate the various villians in the area Written by J.E. McKillop <jack-mckillop@worldnet.att.net>

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Wildside! Just be glad they are on your side! See more »

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Weapon specialities: the Hollisters were crack marksman. Varges de la Cosa never used guns, preferring throwing knives and bolos. Bannister Sparks lived up to his name, using small explosives. Prometheus Jones was an expert with a lasso, often using two at the same time, but also used a shotgun occasionally. See more »

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Opening Narration: Into a lawless land, they brought their own style of justice. Five men, one mission: The Chamber of Commerce of Wildside!
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Unknown and Under-appreciated
17 December 1998 | by (Iowa City, IA) – See all my reviews

This short-lived series is probably best known for bringing together stars Howard Rollins Jr. and Meg Ryan. A pity, because despite its brief, six-episode run, it's actually a pretty entertaining action-adventure/Western/parody. In tone it's not dissimilar to the subsequent Adventures of Brisco County Jr., Outlaws, and The Magnificent Seven - the idea of a team of cowboy weapon/specialists isn't unique, but Wildside does it pretty well. There's also a nice fleshing out of the characters, and a fair amount of background - there's _lots_ of supporting characters in this series. Catch it if you can.

In fairness, the show hasn't aged particularly well. it's certainly the neatest Wild West town existent, and the outdoor filming is a bit smudgy: they occasionally forget to clean the camera lens. Terry Funk tends to mumble, and Meg Ryan's character comes across a a bit of ditz and there's very little chemistry between her and J. Eddie Peck. Still, everyone seems to having fun, which counts for something, and you've got the star power of William Smith, Howard Rollins, and John D'Aquino (late of "Cory in the House") chugging away, and clearly it both borrowed from previous shows (the first episode has a hidden cache of Confederate gold, just like a "Wild Wild West" episode), while inspiring future ones: Parks Ritchey is basically Pete Horton years later in "Adventures of Brisco County Jr."

So hopefully they'll release a cleaned up copy of it some day for DVD. If they do, catch it.


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